FLOOD WATCH RE-ISSUED FOR MOST OF WESTERN VIRGINIA THROUGH THIS EVENING
A large area of moderate to locally heavy rain is moving southeast from West Virginia into Southwest Virginia. That’s right, I said southeast — after two days of odd east to west/southeast to northwest motion on rain and storms we’ve returned to a “regular” direction of movement, because we’re now behind the low, centered just north of us. This will add to rain totals and may exacerbate flooding or at least slow runoff in some areas still suffering it. (Latest information on rivers/creeks linked here.) Rain will obviously be more widespread in Southwest Virginia than earlier thought and likely with heavier amounts than previously anticipated (more than a half inch for most, an inch plus for some.) The system is continuing to slowly unwind and drift northeast, though, and will probably be (mostly) out of our hair by tomorrow. Check out local radar for the latest.